TEZPUR : If you are running after political parties to eke out a living, here is a piece of advice from Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb: “Set up paan shop or milk cows.” “Why do you have to run after netas for government jobs? Graduates should rear cows and milk them. They can earn Rs 10 lakh in 10 years. If they had set up paan shops instead of running after political parties and wasting their time, they would have had a bank balance of Rs 5 lakh by now,” the CM said on Sunday.
His other gems include the claim that civil engineers alone make good administrators. “Mechanical engineers should not go for civil services exams; civil engineers should. Civil engineers can pinpoint faults in the construction of a building... Civil engineers are the ones who have the knowledge to build a society.”Last week, he said Diana Hayden did not deserve to be Miss World, adding he could see in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the typical Indian woman, triggering a huge backlash and an apology.
The first facepalm moment was when he claimed Internet, satellite and technology existed at the time of the Mahabharata. “Sanjaya could relay the war of Kurukshetra to Dhritarashtra as Internet, satellite and technology were there.” Perhaps he has not heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sermon last year on the beauty of silence.